Edward Kormondy graduated from Tusculum College in 1950 with a B.A. degree. At the time of his presidency, Kormondy had retired from his position as University President and Chancellor Emeritus for University of Hawaii at Hilo. Kormondy also served as Interim President of the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He married his fellow classmate Peggy Hedrick. He lives in Los Angeles and served as a Board member of Tusculum College filling the role of Vice Chairman. In the disruption caused when Henry left Tusculum College, Kormondy reassured faculty and the community by telling the Greeneville Sun “the future sometimes can be rocky … I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have faith in the future of Tusculum College.” During the spring and summer of 2007, Kormondy alternated and cooperated with Volpe to lead Tusculum College.